Thursday, May 19, 2011
In school? No spud for you
Some uneducated congress critter is putting the fix in against potatoes in school lunches. Like fries with that boys and girls? Sorry but you may be out of luck in the near future if the nutrition police have their way. Hey, weren't these the same clowns who deemed ketchup a veggie some years back? Maybe they were different clowns. So what's the alternative you might inquire? Green leafy veggies and oh yes sweet potatoes are okay at least for now.
A thought did come to me. Rather than turn the schools lawn clippings into mulch or compost why not just add it to the menu? With massive amounts of the green leafy stuff it would effectively kill two birds with one stone. And even better cut food costs for cash strapped school districts.
And just what other starches would they slash if they got the chance? Are bread products next? I can almost see it now. The tray wielding tots facing hair netted lunch ladies slinging ice cream scoops of green stringy grass cooked in a kettle since 4 A.M. Willy did just mow the lawn yesterday so it's fresh grass for everyone. But what to go with this culinary delight? Is drywall edible? If so a little hot water just might make it a dandy substitute for the bread ration. And think of all the debris from all the foreclosed homes that are being demoed that wouldn't hit the land fill.
But back to the potatoes. The potato lobby is not going to stand for this nor the Council or even the kids faced with this option. I'm thinking poor Willy will be carting barrels of the green leafy goo to the dumpster.
What now potato heads?